Siam Ocean World Bangkok – Mysterious Ocean?

Tourists swamp the streets of the Thai capital of Bangkok all year round and it is mainly because the city never runs out of things to amuse and attract tourists. Vibrant and cosmopolitan Bangkok is often a preferred choice among tourists for city breaks in the East as there are a countless number of things to do in Bangkok.

Among them, one that has been popular among all age groups of tourists is Siam Ocean World. Want to take a break from shopping, drop a few levels below the famous Siam Paragon shopping mall to discover a sea of marine life! One of the largest aquariums in South East Asia lays two storeys below the shopping mall. There are over 30 000 sea creatures from varying depths of the mysterious oceans across the globe. If you happen to stay in one of the hotels in close proximity to Siam Paragon and want to take a break from your usual shopping trips then this is a great way to do so. Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel is a stone’s throw away from this aquarium which is one of the reasons why most guests pop by here.

The aquarium is the size of three Olympic size swimming pools and is home to some of the world’s rarest species. Some coming all the way from the Amazon while others are believed to have been around since when the dinosaurs were on earth. Also, there is a 270-degree tunnel where one can come face to face with some of the deadliest predators of the Ocean. There is also the chance to take a trip on a glass bottom boat or if you are brave enough dive into taking a swim with the sharks and rays. Overall the experience here can be an educational as well as a break from the usual Bangkok activities.

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Surfing at Flow Rider – Surf Safe

Thailand is a country with a diversity of attractions for everyone. So for those who want to enjoy the crashing waves of the sea and do a bit of surfing or wakeboarding but still wants to be safe and not really get in the sea, Flow Rider is definitely the place to go to. Though the country is well known for its beaches, one no longer needs beaches, winds and crashing waves to surf, because at Flow Rider all these conditions can be artificially created allowing those who are keen to surf try it out in the best possible conditions.
Located in the heart of the capital, Bangkok, Flow Rider is a beach club which has artificially simulated waves on which both the young and the young at heart can enjoy a bit of wave riding and enjoy the year round sunshine and cool off.

The great thing about this setting is that for a few hundred bhats surfers can get one full hour of surfing along with about seven others and the team members are encouraged by the others in the team and the staff are always on the watch with helpful tips and assistance to improve the techniques and posture while holiday makers learn the ropes of the sport.

This is definitely a fun activity and a great chance for those who have always wanted to learn this sport but was scared to learn the sport in the sea. This can definitely be a way to start though it is not really the same as real surfing. Seasoned surfers are sure to understand how this is done within a couple of rides while those who are new to it can be sure to learn it in a safe setting and let go of all fears.

What is more, there are also pools, kids, swimming pools, bars serving hot dogs, burgers, beer, milkshakes and cocktails so that surfers can grab a quick bite too after a session.

For families as well as groups of friends who come to Thailand on holiday and staying at Sukhumvit apartments, this is definitely a place to go to have a good time. It can be easily accessed from many apartment accommodation in Bangkok such as Citadines Sukhumvit 8 Bangkok.

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